The Changing Geographies of Aging Special Issue: The Canadian Geographer
‘Changing Geographies of Aging’ Special issue of The Canadian Geographer
Aging is often thought of as a temporal process - something that happens as time passes. Geographers have, however, offered important insight into the spatial dimensions of aging and had central involvement in the development of geographical and environmental gerontology. Acknowledging that aging is a highly spatial process, we are editing a special issue of The Canadian Geographer that will highlight the changing geographies of aging. The geographies of aging are being transformed in many ways. At the macro-scale these transformations are informed by processes such as globalization, climate change, and transnationalism. At the local scale, practices such as shifts in care sites and housing affordability, community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and new technologies and transport options are shaping transformations. We invite geographers and others to contribute to this special issue of The Canadian Geographer through original research articles. We welcome an array of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods papers to critically explore and advance geographical gerontology from the micro to macro scale. Overall the built, social, and natural environments that shape aging and how it occurs in place(s) are fluid, and this edited collection will capture such fluidity through considering the changing geographies of aging. The Canadian Geographeris a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published on behalf of the Canadian Association of Geographers. Papers published in this journal cover all areas of the discipline and are global in scope. Information about this journal and the guidelines for formatting articles can be found at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15410064.
If you are interested in contributing a paper to this special issue, please submit an abstract of up to 250 words along with a title and the names and affiliations of all co-authors firstname.lastname@example.org January 10th, 2021. Authors of papers we would like to consider for inclusion in the collection will be notified by January 31st, 2021. Completed articles are to be submitted throughThe Canadian Geographer’s online submission system by May 31st, 2021. The completed collection will be complemented by an editorial introduction co-authored by the guest editors and two viewpoint articles contributed by prominent geographers in this field.
Questions about potential fit with this collection or any other matters should be sent to the special collection co-editors.